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Jeff Christopherson: "Where Have All the Church Planters Gone?"

As part of our NEXT ministry vision, we sense God's leading to help plant new congregations in adjacent communities not presently served by a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. In this article, Jeff Christopherson shares why the key to effective, sustainable church planting involves local churches like Willow Creek....

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Week 32 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a QA from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's QA, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #32 Q. What do justification and sanctification mean? A. Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ's deat...

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NEXT Vision Update - Officer Training

Part of our NEXT strategic vision rests on equipping and entrusting future leaders for Willow Creek Presbyterian Church.You might be wondering how a church like Willow Creek equips and entrusts its ordained leadership. Here is a brief outline of the process. Nomination Willow Creek typically accepts nominations for new elder and deacon candidates in late fall. All nomine...

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Daniel Hyde: "The Lord's Day Is a Gift from God"

Yesterday, Pastor Drew and I both mentioned how encouraged we are to see our members and friends on Sunday mornings, gathering for worship at God's gracious invitation. In this short article, Daniel Hyde outlines the gift of the Lord's Day, and how we - as God's people - can enjoy it to his glory....

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Week 31 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #31 Q. What do we believe by true faith?  A. Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these wo...

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Hebrews en Español

En el transcurso de los prximos aos, Willow Creek Church anhela convertirse en una iglesia an ms hospitalaria para nuestros vecinos de habla-Hispana. Sentimos el llamado de Dios de convertirnos en un ministerio multilinge por el cual estamos orando. Con eso en mente, nos complace en anunciarle que a partir del mircoles , 22 de agosto se llevar acabo nuestro primer estudio...

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Recommended: The Bible Project (Genesis 12-50)

As we begin our sermon series,The Life of Joseph, it's important to understand his life in context. Here is a short video from our friends at The Bible Project providing an overview of Joseph's dysfunctional, yet still highly favored, family. ...

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William Shishko: "The Principles of Public Worship, Part 2"

Many misunderstandings surround Christian worship today.This series of posts is taken from a publication entitled, Helps for Worship, and was produced by our sister denomination, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It offers biblical guidance on the subject of worship, and is reprinted with permission. 6. Public worship must be performed in spirit and in truth. Externalism ...

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NEXT Vision Update - Multilingual Ministry

Over the course of the next several years, Willow Creek Church hopes to become even more welcoming to our Spanish-speaking neighbors. We sense God's call to gradually become a truly multilingual ministry, and are praying and planning toward that end. With that in mind, we are so excited to announce our first Spanish language Bible study offering for adults, a class on Heb...

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William Shisko: "The Principles of Public Worship, Part 1"

Many misunderstandings surround Christian worship today.This series of posts is taken from a publication entitled, Helps for Worship, and was produced by our sister denomination, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It offers biblical guidance on the subject of worship, and is reprinted with permission. 1. Since the Holy Scriptures are the only infallible rule of faith and p...

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